Emmerdale fans have been left worried that they have seen the last of Joe Tate after Graham Foster urged him to disappear from the village before he ended up dead at the hands of a vengeful Kim.
Joe and Graham shared a very poignant goodbye as Joe headed into a car with £100k cash handed to him by his father-like associate. Graham had been ordered by Kim to kill Joe for his disobedience towards her via her assets but Graham couldnt bring himself to murder the man he sees as a son.
Despite the fact that it means leaving Debbie Dingle behind as well as Sarah and his brother Noah, Joe was left with little choice. And viewers are reeling at the prospect of Ned Porteous bowing out of the role.
Some arent ruling out a comeback though and are hoping that this isnt the end of the story:
I love the Joe and Graham scenes. You can tell how much they love each other and that they are in so much pain Joe needs to come back because I need to see a hug between them #Emmerdale pic.twitter.com/Th5FYX1UFs
— Vanessa Rocha (@vanessa_rocha88) October 9, 2018
— Claire (@ClaireEMilsom) October 9, 2018
Please please please dont go joe please #Emmerdale
— Danielle G (@g2danielle) October 9, 2018
I was just starting to like joe he cant leave #Emmerdale
— Summaya (@summaya_i) October 9, 2018